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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • At no time should the files exist on disk (security reasons, very sensitive data).

    What about using an encrypted filesystem? Or "plain" encrypted files for every step?

    • What about using an encrypted filesystem?

      I don't have that level of control over the system. One trick I can use, and is being used elsewhere in the code, is unlinked temp files (open a temp file and unlink it). The file is on disk but no other process can see or read it except my open filehandle. Once my filehandle goes away the file goes away (yes, it might hang around on the disk for a while before its wiped. This is ok.). It won't get backed up.

      But this involves each extraction step to read the f